Russ Joseph

Dayton political ecosystem just collapsed, R hires D for countywide office

Everyday except Tuesdays, for the last 3 years, John McManus would get in his aging Lexus LS350 and drive to Columbus around 1:30 in the afternoon to work for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. There, he worked in a true countywide clerks office, with electronic filing for every court. With second shift hours to Read More

The post election shuffle: winners and losers

Elections have unintended consequences that the average voter never takes into account. The political junkies have entire scenarios modeled in advance. No matter who wins and who loses- jobs are affected, careers changed and dreams created and hopes dashed. For Ohio- kiss legal abortion in this state goodbye. DeWine will sign a “heartbeat bill” and Read More

Mike Foley- the only Republican who deserves a Dems vote

Russ Joseph is the kind of politician who gives politicians a bad name. He’s never held a job outside of party politics, and he’s never had to put his name on a ballot until this election. But, yes, you know his name, he’s the brains behind his brothers successes at running for Dayton City Commission. Read More

Court clerks are jerks in Montgomery County

We have too many clerk of courts in Montgomery County. We have too many courts too. In the entire state of Wisconsin and Florida, there is one universal courts website. All cases, criminal, civil, probate, are managed in one place. They have one login per attorney, one set of forms, one set of fees, one Read More

First Montgomery County countywide citizen initiated referendum in the works

Reliable sources have informed Esrati.com that former Republican Party chairmen, Greg Gantt and Rob Scott are working together to write a referendum and collect the necessary 14,583 voter signatures to put the recently approved sales tax increase to the test on the November ballot. The .25% sales tax increase was rushed through the county commission Read More

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